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Utopia (Goldfrapp song)

“Utopia” is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s debut album Felt Mountain (2000). It was released as the album’s second single in October 2000.

“Utopia (Genetically Enriched)” is an electronic remix of a song that was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s debut album Felt Mountain (2000). It was released as the album’s fourth single in June 2001.

“Utopia (Genetically Enriched)” became Goldfrapp’s first song to chart in their native United Kingdom. The song debuted on the UK singles chart in the week ending 23 June 2001 at number sixty-two.

Twist (Goldfrapp song)

“Twist” is an electronic–dance song written by British duo Goldfrapp for their second album Black Cherry (2003). It was produced by Goldfrapp, and received a positive reception from music critics. The song was released as the third single in the winter of 2003 (see 2003 in music) and was a minor hit in the United Kingdom, charting just outside the top thirty in the UK Singles Chart. In the United States the song was a hit on the Billboard Dance Sales chart, reaching number eighteen.

In an interview with New Beats, Alison Goldfrapp described the genesis of the song:

It’s a sort of sexual fantasy that I had about a boy who worked at the fairground, who I lusted after. He was in control and I wasn’t cause I was sat on the waltzer and he was the one that was spinning it around and–I don’t know–it’s sort of lust, adolescent, awakening, smells and noise and dirt. That’s what “Twist” is about.[1]

Train (Goldfrapp song)

“Train” is an electronic dance song written by British group Goldfrapp for their second album Black Cherry (2003). The song was produced by Goldfrapp and received a very positive reception from music critics. It was released as the lead single in the second quarter of 2003 and reached the top thirty in the United Kingdom, where it became Goldfrapp’s first top thirty single. The original title of the song was “Wolf Lady”, which makes reference to the lyrics in the second verse of the song.[1] The lyrics of “Train” are based on Alison Goldfrapp’s observations while in Los Angeles, California. She stated that the song describes wealth, drugs, and sex with “a sort of disgust of it and at the same time a sort of need to indulge in these things.”[2]

This Is the New Shit

“This Is the New Shit” is the second single of Marilyn Manson’s album The Golden Age of Grotesque. It has several new industrial beats that Tim Sköld added when he joined the band as the bassist in 2002. It was the most successful song from The Golden Age of Grotesque following mOBSCENE. The UK release features the band’s cover of the Geto Boys’ “Mind of a Lunatic.” British band Goldfrapp created a remix of the song in 2003 called Marilyn Manson vs Goldfrapp. This featured as the second track on the UK release of “This Is the New Shit”, the CD also contained the video for the single.

For its music video counterpart, an alternate recording was used with the lyrics “This is the new ‘hit'” and the song title reading “This Is the New ‘Hit”. The word, “Motherfuckers”, is replaced by some jumpy beat noises.

This song was featured in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation titled “Suckers”. It was also included on the soundtrack for the film, The Matrix Reloaded, and used in the film, Hatchet. It was used in several trailers for Bioware’s 2009 RPG Dragon Age: Origins.[1]

Between July 10 and August 7, 2007, the radio edit was used as the theme song for the WWE’s ECW brand. It replaced the long-standing theme, “Bodies” by Drowning Pool, and was replaced by “This Is Extreme!” by Harry Slash & The Slash tones and “Don’t Question My Heart”—an in house written track—the two times it was replaced.

Strict Machine

“Strict Machine” is an electronic dance song written by British group Goldfrapp and Nick Batt for their second studio album Black Cherry (2003). It was produced by Goldfrapp and describes laboratory rats in neuroscience experiments.[1] Alison Goldfrapp read in a newspaper about experiments in which scientists stimulated rats’ brains so that the rats would feel joy when following commands. She was inspired to write “Strict Machine” based on images of the experiment and “more human aspects of machines and sex and control.”[2]

Wonderful Electric, Goldfrapp’s concert tour DVD in support of Black Cherry, was named after lyrics in the song.

Satin Boys, Flaming Chic

“Satin Boys, Flaming Chic” is a limited edition 7″ vinyl picture single by British duo Goldfrapp.[1] The single features a remix of the band’s song “Satin Chic” from their third album Supernature (2005) and a cover version of The Ordinary Boys’ “Boys Will Be Boys”, as performed on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on the 27th of April 2006. The single was released in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2006.

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of “Satin Boys, Flaming Chic”.

Rocket (Goldfrapp song)

“Rocket” is a synthpop song by English duo Goldfrapp from their fifth studio album, Head First. Written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, with additional production by Pascal Gabriel, the song was released as the album’s lead single on 8 March 2010.[1][2] To promote the single release, the duo performed the song on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 26 March 2010.[3] The music video features Alison driving a truck hauling a rocket with someone entirely wrapped in duct tape who is then taped to the rocket when it is launched at the end.

The track was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2011 Grammy Awards, but lost to Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In the World)”.[4]

Ride a White Horse

“Ride a White Horse” is a song performed by English electronic music duo Goldfrapp. The song was written by Alison Goldfrapp, Will Gregory and Nick Batt for Goldfrapp’s third album Supernature (2005). The song was inspired by the disco era nightclub Studio 54.[1]

The song was released as the album’s third single in February 2006 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a commercial success, reaching the top forty on the majority of the charts it entered. The song has been remixed a number of times and was featured in the American television program The L Word.

“Ride a White Horse” was also featured in Need for Speed: Carbon and The Sims 3.

Pilots (song)

“Pilots” is an electronic song written by British group Goldfrapp for their debut studio album Felt Mountain (2000). The song was produced by Goldfrapp and received a positive reception from music critics. It was released as a double A-side single with “Lovely Head” in the fourth quarter of 2001, and became the band’s second single to chart within the top seventy-five in the United Kingdom.[1]

A Pain That I’m Used To

“A Pain That I’m Used To” is the second single and opening track of the album Playing the Angel by Depeche Mode, and the forty-second DM single overall. The single was released on 12 December 2005 by Mute Records. The single contains remixes by UK Mute label mates Goldfrapp, and Jacques Lu Cont (Stuart Price). There are also two radio versions. The first one is only a slight remix, whereas the second contains a completely different, more electronic introduction and instrumentation.

Although “Better Days” was mentioned to be the B-side for the single in its press release, it ended up being a track called “Newborn” when the track lists were released. “Better Days” went on to be the B-side to the following single, “Suffer Well”. “Newborn” is a slow song that transforms into a harder song during the chorus. It is a fan-favourite in terms of B-sides.

The single was only physically released in the UK. The US only had a digital release (i.e., iTunes). The song reached number 15 upon UK release. In the US, the song debuted at number 45 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart on 14 January 2006. It eventually reached number 6.

The music video is directed by Uwe Flade, who also directed the “Precious” single. It features much more live action sequences (in a race track), than the “Precious” video and even David Gahan’s “Bottle Living” video. Depeche Mode’s live drummer Christian Eigner also appears in the video.

The song was featured on the Bones episode THE WOMAN IN THE TUNNEL.[1] It is also featured in the first trailer for the 2010 film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.[2] The Jacques Lu Cont Remix also appears on the soundtrack to EA Sports’ 2006 FIFA World Cup video game.

Ooh La La (Goldfrapp song)

“Ooh La La” is a song performed by English group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s third album Supernature (2005). The song consists largely of a synthesizer and guitar arrangement and was inspired by the disco era, but the music is in fact lifted straight from the 1969 song Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum.[1]

The song was released as the album’s lead single in August 2005 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a commercial success, reaching the top forty on the majority of the charts it entered, and topped the United States dance chart. The song has been remixed a number of times and was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 49th Grammy Awards in 2007.[2]

Number 1 (Goldfrapp song)

“Number 1” is an electronic–dance song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s third album Supernature (2005). The song features a synthesizer and bass arrangement and was written about the importance and meaningfulness that somebody shares with another, despite that it might not necessarily last.[1]

The song was released as the album’s second single in October 2005 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a commercial success, reaching the top forty on the majority of the charts it entered, and topped the U.S. dance chart. The song has been remixed a number of times and was featured in advertising campaigns for the U.S. retail company Target.

Lovely Head

“Lovely Head” is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s debut album Felt Mountain (2000). It was released as the album’s first single in May 2000 but did not chart. In November 2001, the song was re-issued as a double A-side single with “Pilots (On a Star)” and reached number sixty-eight on the UK singles chart.[1]

In 2002, “Lovely Head” appeared in the Guy Ritchie film Swept Away.[2] It appeared in Jan Kounen’s 99 francs (2007), as well as in Pawel Pawlikowski’s My Summer of Love (2004). During 2001 the song was used in a TV and cinema advertising campaign for UK mobile phone company One2One, which featured Gary Oldman.

“Lovely Head” is used as the background music in most scenes of BBC animated television series Monkey Dust that contain the character Clive Pringle.

Human (Goldfrapp song)

“Human” is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written by the group with members of Startled Insects’ (Tim Norfolk and Bob Locke), and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s debut album Felt Mountain (2000). “Human” is the only track on Felt Mountain with additional songwriters. It was released as the album’s third single on 26 February 2001.[1] A sample of Human was used as the basis of the beat for “Freestyle 4” on Kanye West’s album The Life of Pablo.

Happiness (Goldfrapp song)

“Happiness” is a folktronica song by the English duo Goldfrapp from their fourth studio album, Seventh Tree (2008). Written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, the song was released as the album’s second single on 14 April 2008. It was featured in advertisements for the newly rebranded SyFy network.[1]

The music video for “Happiness” was directed by Dougal Wilson.[2] The video features a young man, dressed in a white suit, jumping joyfully around Addington Square in Camberwell, South London. The video, a homage to the “Street Dance” sequence from the 1953 American musical film Small Town Girl, begins with Alison Goldfrapp sitting on the front steps of a house when suddenly the young man appears jumping up a set of steps next to her. Goldfrapp makes additional cameo appearances in the video as a black-haired bus traveller, a policewoman, a topiarist, and a braided flower stand keeper. Will Gregory makes similar appearances as, among others, a street sweeper and a postman. The video concludes with the cast of background characters coming together along with the young man, who then jumps in a circle with young children and a dancing dog. In the final scene, two elderly people—Goldfrapp and Gregory—arrive to join the revelry.

Fly Me Away

“Fly Me Away” is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s third album Supernature (2005). The song features a synthesizer and orchestral arrangement and was written about the need to escape from the troubles of daily life.[1]

The song was released as the album’s fourth single in May 2006 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a modest commercial success, reaching the top forty in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The song has been remixed a number of times and was featured in advertising campaigns for the US retail company Target.

Clowns (song)

“Clowns” is a folktronica song performed by British duo Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s fourth album Seventh Tree (2008). It was released as the album’s fourth single in October 2008.

On 20 October 2008, “Clowns” was available to digital download for free from Goldfrapp’s official website and MySpace page.[1] A live version of the song, performed at the 2008 BBC Electric Proms, was also released as a free download.[2] As part of the newspaper’s week of free Goldfrapp giveaways, The Guardian released a live version of “Clowns” recorded at Union Chapel in London, England.[3] The song was played over the film’s end of Veronika Decides to Die (film). It has been covered by Melora Creager of Rasputina.

In a video interview with Blender, Alison Goldfrapp claimed the song was about the overabundance of women on reality television with breast implants.[4]

Caravan Girl

“Caravan Girl” is a folktronica song performed by British duo Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s fourth album Seventh Tree (2008). It was released as the album’s third single on 30 June 2008.

The music video premiered on Channel 4 on Saturday 14 June 2008, and Mute Records made the video available on YouTube the following day. The video, which is Goldfrapp’s first not to include Alison Goldfrapp, features a girl riding her longboard. It was filmed, among other places, in Cambria, California. The video was directed by The Malloys.

Boys Will Be Boys (The Ordinary Boys song)

“Boys Will Be Boys” is a single by British rock group the Ordinary Boys.

It was released in 2005, when it reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart, but it re-entered the charts in January 2006, following singer Samuel Preston’s appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. It reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart and went to number 1 in the UK Official Download Chart on 8 February 2006.

In the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the song can be heard playing during a scene into the Gryffindor common room (at min. 31:35). In the film Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj the song is used in the intro. In the film The Best Man, the song is part of the soundtrack, and it can be heard during a scene on a train of the London Underground “The Tube” (at min. 28:32).

The song was also covered in a ‘Oompa-ska’ style by Goldfrapp for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on 27 April 2006.[1] It was subsequently released by Goldfrapp on their single “Satin Boys, Flaming Chic”. The song was ranked at number 49 in the 100 biggest selling singles of 2006.

The toasted verse towards the end of the song is performed by Ranking Junior, the son of Ranking Roger of 2-Tone group the Beat.

Believer (Goldfrapp song)

“Believer” is a synthpop song by English duo Goldfrapp from their fifth studio album, Head First. Written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, with additional production by Pascal Gabriel, the song was released as the album’s third and final single on 6 September 2010.

The single was confirmed in July 2010 in an email to fans, where it was also confirmed that Vince Clarke and Davide Rossi would remix the single, among others. Goldfrapp performed the song on Alan Carr: Chatty Man on 22 August 2010.[1]

Black Cherry (Goldfrapp song)

“Black Cherry” is an electronic song performed by British group Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s second album Black Cherry (2003). The song was released as the album’s fourth single in March 2004 to positive reviews from music critics. It was a modest commercial success, reaching the top thirty in the United Kingdom and on the United States Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.

Goldfrapp began work on “Black Cherry” in 2002 in a darkened studio in the countryside of Bath, England.[1] Alison Goldfrapp contributed the song’s lyrics, which she described as “personal stuff”, but would not elaborate on the song’s meaning.[1]

“Black Cherry” received positive reviews from music critics. In a review for About.com, Wes May described the song as “lush” due to Goldfrapp’s “endearingly chirpy vocals”.[2] MusicOMH.com reviewer Helen Wright called the track “blissful” because of its “plaintive strings, spaced-out melodies and soaring over everything, the unmistakable voice of Alison Goldfrapp”.[3] The CD single featured the B-side “Gone to Earth”. The song was described by MusicOMH.com as a “treat” because of its “slightly oriental..off-key piano intro” that “turns into the most ethereal chill out music imaginable”.[3]

Alive (Goldfrapp song)

“Alive” is a synthpop song by English duo Goldfrapp from their fifth studio album, Head First. Written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, with additional production by Richard X, the song was released as the album’s second single on 7 June 2010. The music video premiered on YouTube on 20 May 2010. “Alive” was their first full release to have no CD format issued, instead supported by a digital remix EP and a limited edition 7″ picture disc. The single failed to chart on the UK Singles Chart, but nevertheless became Goldfrapp’s fifth single to top the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart. The track has been heavily used in promos for Australian television channel Eleven.

A&E (song)

“A&E” (short for “Accident and Emergency”, the term used in the UK for the emergency department of a hospital) is a song performed by British duo Goldfrapp. The song was written and produced by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory for the duo’s fourth album Seventh Tree (2008). It was released as the album’s first single on 11 February 2008.[1]

“A&E” was composed as a collaborative effort between Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory in 2007 in a recording studio near Somerset, England.[2] Its lyrics were inspired by Goldfrapp’s visit to the emergency department of a hospital on a Saturday afternoon. The doctors “pumped [her] up with loads of painkillers” and she described the situation as a “bit surreal.” According to Goldfrapp, the song is a metaphor for a horrible relationship.[3] The track describes Goldfrapp reflecting on a bad situation which resulted in an “accident and emergency.” (A&E) The situation made her “feel blue” and at the end of the song she concludes that finally “the pain has started to slip away” even though she admits there might be “pills at work.”[4] The Lyrical reference to a “backless Dress” is not some fancy evening wear but is a description of standard hospital gown or pajamas given to all hospital patients which fastens at the back for easy removal from a sleeping or otherwise imobile person by nurses or theatre staff.

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